The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). To read the answer to each question, please click on the question.


What pastoral services are available at Lake Regional?

Lake Regional cares about and for the spiritual needs of all within the hospital. If you would like to speak to the chaplain or need any of these services during your stay, please call extension 2294 and leave a message with your request. Or, you may ask a nurse to page the chaplain for you. The following Pastoral Services are available during your stay: devotionals, wall hangings, guided meditation, prayer, meditative music, spiritual assessment, exercise, prayer accessories, spiritual consultations with the chaplain, Spanish materials
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What kind of meals will be served during my stay?

Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. Lake Regional makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor's orders. Patients are served breakfast between 7 and 8 a.m., lunch between noon and 1 p.m. and dinner between 5 and 6 p.m. Occasionally, your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, you will be served after your examination or test. Your breakfast tray will include a menu from which you can order your meals for the following day. Please mark your menu so it will be ready for pickup. If you have difficulty making menu selections, a member of the Dietary department will be happy to assist you. If you are on a special diet prescribed by your physician, you will receive menus tailored to your specific needs.
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What do I need to know about my accommodations?

Your room assignment at Lake Regional Hospital is based upon your admitting diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission. All rooms are centrally heated and air conditioned, and cable TV is provided. Hospital beds are electrically operated and are higher and narrower than most beds. All rooms are equipped with a telephone, other than those in the Intensive Care and Stepdown Units. Patients may receive calls in their rooms from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local calls are free. Long distance calls require a credit card or can be charged to your home number.
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Can I receive personal deliveries during my stay?

Mail, flowers, eCards and other deliveries will be brought to your room daily by hospital volunteers. Please have friends send mail to your room number. Mail received after your dismissal will be forwarded to your home. In the interest of patient care, flowers cannot be delivered to the Intensive Care or Stepdown Units.
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Can I use my own medications while staying as a patient?

All medications you take while hospitalized are prescribed by your doctor, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy and administered by a nurse. Patients are not permitted to administer their own drugs or keep personal medications at their bedsides.
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What is the smoking policy?

Lake Regional Health System, which includes Lake Regional Hospital and its affiliated clinics and pharmacies, is completely tobacco free. Visitors and employees are prohibited from using tobacco products on the premises. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas.
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What about valuables?

Patients should not bring items of value to the hospital. If you do bring a valuable item, it should be deposited in the safe at the switchboard. You will be given a written receipt for all items, which must be presented when you withdraw them. The hospital does not accept responsibility for items of value unless they are deposited in the safe.
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What services are available for visitors?

Specially designated waiting areas for visitors and families are on each patient floor, in the main lobby and outside the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Surgery and Obstetrics. During certain hours, a volunteer is on duty in some waiting areas to assist family members. The Xpressions of Flavor coffee shops, located in the main lobby and near the Emergency Department, offer coffee, pastries, ice cream and other items. The Wish-U-Well gift shops, located in the main lobby and near the Emergency Department, offer a variety of gifts, toiletries, candies and magazines. Fresh flowers also are available. The cafeteria is located on the lower level of the hospital and is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. In addition, vending machines are located throughout the hospital.
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